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Connector hose inside dehumidifier leaks

We purchased a connector hose from Sears. The connection inside the dehumidifier (not the external connection to the hose that goes to the drain) leaks, so the bucket below fills - not what we want to happen. We can't seem to tighten the connection enough so there is no leakage.

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  • Anonymous Jun 28, 2008

    I have a 25-pint Frigidaire dehumidifier. I can't get a tight fit for the drain hose on the inside connection. The result is that water goes into the bucket rather than out through the drain hose. I've tried several different hose washers, but none help to make a secure connection.

  • Anonymous Jul 16, 2008

    I have the same problem !

  • john96 Aug 18, 2008

    same problem. What is the solution?

  • Anonymous Sep 08, 2008

    Where does the plastic tube hookup to drain directly into a sump pump?

  • drpankajgarg Apr 21, 2009

    water keeps filling in the bucket despite the hose connection.

  • DAVE SULLIVAN Jun 05, 2013

    The problem is that the plastic tube with the hose connection on one end does not have a water-tight fit to the other plastic pipe inside the unit and thus leaks. There should be another or better o-ring. I'm going to try a rubber band and see if that works.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    1/4 in drain hose has hole in it. Can't seem to find a way to remove it



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Hello, I am looking for a drain hose connector for a kenmore dehumidifier, model # 54351. Thanks

580.5451 appears to be the dehumidifier model #

Contact Sears online or by phone:

Drain hose connector

Check with a local Sears store. They specialise in Kenmore appliances and can maybe order one for you.

Can I connect a hose so the dehumidifier can drain itself

if it has a place to connect a drain hose to there usually inside the pan the connector should have came in the box with the DIRECTIONSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

The hose connection nipple is smaller than the garden hose-connector and leakes. Do I need a special hose or will putting plumbers tape on the nipple stop the leak?

No, that would probably leak too. What you need to do, is go to your local hardware store or home center (Plumbing Dept) and purchase a female to male connector. The female end is to connect to the unit's male hose connection and the other (Male) end, needs to be the same size for garden hose connection. Make sure that you use an appropriately sized washer for the Female end.

Hope this helped you. Please let me know. Thanks.

How is the external tube for draining outside connected to the dehumidifier. Does the tube insert into the right angle nipple, then the threded end conected to a drain hose?

No. The tube inserts straight into the drain hole. Follow the 4 sets below.

1. Connect a garden hose to the threaded drain hose connector.
2. Remove the drain-hole cover.
3. Push hose connector tightly into the drain-hole on Rear Grille.
4. Press the hose down and make sure the "Arrow" on the tab is pointing upward.

The hose attachment will accept a standard garden hose fitting. Do not over tighten the hose when
connecting it to the hose connector, use a rubber washer and tighten by hand firmly without stripping the plastic threads. Be sure the hose lays flat and has no kinks, as it will not drain properly.

My dehumidifier runs over or leaks is there a way to plug into a hose to see if that takes care of the problem

If you purchased the dehumidifier new, it would have come with a part called a connector drain hose. This part is a long plastic tube with threads on one end to accept a hose. The part simply slides into the rear of the machine (with the threads of the part facing the rear). If you dont have the connector drain hose, it's part number is 5214A20027B and you can easily order it online for less than $10.

Owners manual missing - my problem

you should have a drain hose connector. this connecter is inserted into the back of the dehumidifier. your hose can then be connected to the connecter. if you are also miising your connecter,sears or any store similiar will have one

When hose is attached, bucket fills up

yes: hose allowed the bucket to be bypassed yes: bucket was there only for the switch to power can you pass a finger through the hole where the hose connected? probably not, right? most of these buckets have a knockout area inside the hose connection. Try prying it out or even drilling it out if required. remember that once you remove hose, you must purchase a plug hose end connector to continue bucket only useage.

Dehumidifier Kenmore 580.54501

hose connector is Sears part # 5214A20027A

dehumidifer is Model # 58054501300 or 58054501400

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